Food and Drug Administration News

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12/20/2016
FDA OKs High-Tech Diabetes Device to Help Replace Fingerstick Tests

Dexcom G5 is first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used for treatment decisions

12/19/2016
Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval

Rubraca's use is specific to women with a mutation of the BRCA gene, FDA said

12/14/2016
FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

12/14/2016
Knee Cartilage Product Approved to Repair Defects

Tissue is derived from patient's own knee

12/12/2016
What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller

Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has a substance abuse problem

12/7/2016
FDA Eases Up on Hearing Aid Rules

Devices should be easier to obtain, less expensive under new guidelines

11/18/2016
FDA Explains Pros, Cons of Permanent Birth Control

A drawback to one form is that it isn't effective until 3 months after placement

11/17/2016
Intrarosa Approved for Post-Menopausal Pain During Sex

Drug contained in a once-daily insert

11/7/2016
Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens to Smoke: Study

Nearly 2 of 3 young people using e-cigs load them with flavors such as bubble gum or gummy bear

10/28/2016
Device Approved to Prevent Second Strokes in Certain Heart Patients

It's for people who had prior stroke related to a hole in the heart

10/19/2016
New Treatment Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancers

Malignancies that develop in muscles, fat, tendons and blood vessels

10/4/2016
FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

Lawsuit says agency's decision is more than 4 years overdue

9/28/2016
'Artificial Pancreas' Approved for Type 1 Diabetes

An automated delivery device for insulin

9/28/2016
FDA Approves 1st 'Artificial Pancreas' for Type 1 Diabetes

Automated insulin delivery system will ease some of the burden of living with the condition

9/28/2016
FDA Asks Public: What Is 'Healthy Food'?

Agency seeks input from Americans on defining what is considered nutritious

9/28/2016
Food Flavors May Come From Surprising Sources

If you're looking for real, rather than artificial, tastes, be sure to check food labels

9/28/2016
FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study

Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest

9/26/2016
Amjevita OK'd to Treat Inflammatory Diseases

For several arthritic and gastrointestinal conditions

9/19/2016
FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Exondys 51 seems to fill unmet need for devastating childhood disease, agency says

9/19/2016
First Drug Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Exondys 51 sanctioned for certain gene mutation

9/16/2016
Balloon Device Approved for Eustachian Tube Problems

Designed to relieve pain or clogged sensations in ear

9/14/2016
Laser Device Approved for Nearsightedness

Surgery permanently reshapes eye's cornea

9/11/2016
What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

9/9/2016
FDA Warns Ovarian Cancer Tests Not Reliable

May delay preventive therapies for high-risk women, spur unnecessary procedures in some without cancer

9/6/2016
Clot Retrieval Device Approval Expanded

Instruments help avoid disability among stroke patients

9/2/2016
FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps

Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance

8/31/2016
FDA: Opioids Plus Sedatives Pose Fatal OD Risk

These drugs will now carry 'boxed warning' detailing the threat

8/31/2016
8/29/2016
FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

8/25/2016
New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

8/24/2016
Five More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

State health department says one confirmed in Tampa Bay area

8/23/2016
Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study

Letting Medicare and Medicaid negotiate pricing would likely help bring costs down, researchers say

8/23/2016
Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning

Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

8/22/2016
Head Injury Screening Tests Approved

Assess brain function after possible concussions

8/19/2016
CDC Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Miami Beach Due to Zika

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says 5 cases of locally transmitted infection have occured in the tourist spot

8/17/2016
Doctors Report Probable Zika Transmission Via Blood Transfusion

Donor became ill after giving blood that was then used by 2 patients in Rio de Janeiro, physicians say

8/8/2016
Starting Monday, FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

Agency also details other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

8/4/2016
FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury

How you can eliminate the health risk to you and your family

7/28/2016
FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication

Drug lowers blood sugar levels, and doesn't boost risk of heart problems, agency says

7/28/2016
Adlyxin Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Hormone helps control blood sugar

7/26/2016
FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics

Fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, Levaquin should be reserved for life-threatening infections

7/22/2016
FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake

7/12/2016
Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye

Symptoms more likely as people age

7/11/2016
Ultrasound Device Approved to Treat Essential Tremor

Uses MRI to help destroy brain tissue that's behind involuntary movement

7/11/2016
7/8/2016
FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug

Differin Gel 0.1% is first retinoid medication approved for over-the-counter use

7/8/2016
1st HPV Test for Use With Preservative Fluid

Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers

7/8/2016
Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns

Health benefits aren't proven, and trendy treatment carries risk of injury

7/6/2016
Food Subsidies and Health Risks

Are government food subsidies hurting our health?

7/5/2016
FDA Approves First Fully Dissolvable Stent

Device is absorbed by the body after about three years